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We probably won't be seeing a Windows Mobile device with a curved display this Fall, but this leaked bezel shows that Nokia/Microsoft has experimented with the possibility of such a device.
In addition to the current Windows Phone 8.1 platform, Microsoft's user-friendly App Studio now allows users to create apps tailored for Windows 10.
Microsoft announced that it wants to make sure Windows 10 will play nice with Android and Apple devices, and as part of that commitment it will soon launch a Phone Companion app for Windows 10.
Since the latest Windows 10 Mobile preview got released to Windows Insiders two weeks ago, the Recovery Tool has undergone several updates to support Windows Phones wanting to roll back to 8.1
The latest data shows that the number of people trying out Windows 10 Mobile has tripled in the last month, which bodes well for Microsoft's future efforts and eventual launch of the new OS.
Age of Empires: Castle Siege, a touch-centric take on the popular real time strategy game is making the jump to iOS with iPad and iPhone apps. It's currently rolling out to Canada with more to follow.
Exclusively available to Windows Phone until now, the free, personalized music service MixRadio has now launched on Android and iOS, featuring a new UI that's also coming to Microsoft's mobile OS.
Not all handsets will get Update 2, but more devices are starting to receive it, and the latest is the BLU Win HD LTE, which the company has confirmed will also be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile.
You aren't dreaming. After many years of battling third party developers and fans, Snapchat's support Twitter suggested that the company is planning to release an official app for Windows Phone.
One of the known bugs for build 10080 was that Cortana would crash and not open if your device was not reset to the default region before upgrading, here's a workaround for that.
After being available for iOS and Android for some time, the official National Rail Enquiries app is now available for Windows Phone, with a wide range of features to help you navigate the network.
Microsoft confirms that support for Windows Phone's built-in group sharing feature, Rooms, will end next month, advising that users seeking similar functionality consider "an alternative solution".
As promised, Microsoft has released the new Office Universal apps for Windows 10 mobile and you can download them from the Windows store right now.
Not all handsets will be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, but one handset that is getting that update - right now, in fact - is the HTC One M8 for Windows on Verizon Wireless.
After increasing its smartphone sales in India by 20% last quarter, Microsoft has now launched its latest Windows Phone there: the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, which was first unveiled last month.
After a long wait, and numerous leaks, Verizon has finally decided to launch the low-end LG Lancet Windows Phone. The device is only $120 off-contract and comes with Windows Phone 8.1.
You can now use the Windows Recovery Tool to set your HTC device back to it's factory image, hinting at support for the Windows 10 Technical Preview in the future.
It's not the biggest Windows Phone ever, but with a 5.7-inch HD display, the Lumia 640 XL is still pretty huge. But is the affordable handset as good as it looks, or is big not better after all?
For many months, consumers have been asking 'Why Windows Phone?' and the question had a lot of merit as the company expanded its core apps to other platforms but now we finally have an answer.
Despite numerous issues with the ecosystem as a whole, Microsoft's Windows Phone managed to hold its own and actually grow faster than Android across some big European countries.
A few weeks after Neowin exclusively revealed the first image of LG's new Windows Phone for Verizon, full details of the device have now emerged - but as we suspected, it's no high-end flagship.
The preview version of a new Lumia Camera app is now available on a number of select handsets. While there aren't major new features available yet, the app will serve as a test platform going forward.
The Unicode Consortium, responsible for the emoji that you see (and use) everyday, has released a "reversed hand with middle finger extended" but so far only Microsoft supports it.
Microsoft has released the complete SDK for the Microsoft Band fitness tracker which can utilize the wearable to its full potential on multiple platforms, including Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
Last month, Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 430 Dual SIM, its most affordable smartphone ever. It's now available in India, priced around Rs.5,299, along with some rather nice promotional offers.
Despite a contracting smartphone market, Microsoft managed to rack up impressive growth for its Lumia smartphone sales in India, with sales numbers increasing by 20% over the previous quarter.
Missed today's opening keynote at Build 2015? Microsoft has made the video available for your on-demand viewing pleasure, allowing you to catch up on everything from this morning's presentation.
After threats against the Windows Phone application 6discover were issued earlier this month, Snapchat lawyers are forcing Rudy Huyn to pull the application.
Two weeks after Neowin exclusively published an image of a new LG Windows Phone, further evidence has emerged of the new handset on the company's own website, with the model number 'VW820'.
The 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL is now available to buy in the UK, priced at £219 SIM-free, and like its smaller sibling, the Lumia 640, it includes a free one-year Office 365 subscription for your PC.
Microsoft will be exhibiting at this year's IFA 2015 consumer electronics show in September in Berlin for the first time after the event's organisers confirmed during the IFA 2015 GPC pre-show.
Microsoft launched the Lumia 640 in India earlier this month, priced at Rs.11,999 - but you can now buy the device with Rs.2,000 off the regular price, plus a free one-year Office 365 subscription.
A carrier in the Philippines is currently offering free usage of Skype Qik for three months. However, despite promoting the app's availability on Windows Phone, the platform is not part of the promo.
Nokia has issued a statement strongly denying rumors of its return to the smartphone business next year, stating that the company has 'no plans' at all of manufacturing or selling consumer handsets.
Microsoft continued its tradition of releasing apps on every major platform with the release of the Build 2015 app that allows you to find locations, dates, and times regarding anything Build.
A new 7-inch Windows Phone 8.1 device has been unveiled at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair. The entry level device has pretty mediocre features, but does include a massive 4000mAh battery.
Microsoft has released "Contacts + Message Backup", which will allow for proper backups of your messages and contacts from your Windows Phone. The app is available for Windows Phone 8.1 users.
Over a year after Windows Phone 8.1 introduced the ability to set a background image to be visible 'through' the tiles on your Start screen, Microsoft has now updated OneDrive with a transparent tile.
The Lumia 640 is now listed on the Microsoft Store as 'coming soon', priced at just $89 - a remarkably low price for a handset with a 5" 720p display, Snapdragon 400, 4G LTE, 1GB RAM and 8MP camera.
Cut the Rope 2 has finally landed on the Windows Phone Store, both free and 512 MB RAM supported. Unfortunately, the game isn't Xbox-branded like it predecessors.
Acer's first Windows 8.1 smartphone, the low budget Liquid M220, will be heading to the US via Microsoft Stores this June, with a promised upgrade to Windows Phone 10 when it launches later this year.
Thomas Nigro, one of the developers of the VLC app for Windows, has offered a quick overview on the latest update, which includes changes to the UI, as well as new features and fixes.
Microsoft has rolled out the latest update to its Xbox Music app on Windows Phone 8.1, adding a couple of (fairly minor) new features, which the company says "addresses some top feedback" from users.
Cortana is reportedly getting a new feature and the digital assistant can now help you get some deals by offering promotional coupons for stores and restaurants near your location.
Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 for phones build 10052 to Fast ring users; this build is a small update to build 10051, which was released a few days ago.
An unreleased build of of Windows 10 for Phones has found its way into the hands of someone outside the walls of Redmond and the user has created a hands on video of the new features.
PayPal Here is back in the Windows Phone store after issues cut its original launch short. The app allows you to use credit and debit cards with the attachable mobile card reader.
Are you bored of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones' design? A Windows Phone enthusiast has created a concept of what he believes could be the ideal OS, a design which may please everyone.
SmartThings has released an update for their home automation app for Windows Phone and it adds firmware installation options, a revamped SmartSetup Screen, light dimming options, and more.